Open MRI & Imaging of Asheville
675 Biltmore Avenue, Suite A
Asheville, NC 28803
Scheduling: (828) 250-0181
Phone: (828) 250-0181
Fax: (828) 250-0142
When you find out you need medical imaging, you may wonder "how much will it cost?" At Open MRI & Imaging of Asheville, our rates can be 40-60% less expensive than area hospitals and are competitive with other independent outpatient imaging centers.
MR Lumbar w/o contrast
MR Lumbar w/o contrast
MR Lumbar w/o contrast: $810
MR Lumbar w/o contrast: $2,573
Request a no-commitment price estimate (no appointment necessary) based on your current insurance plan here.
*pricing is an average based on area hospital charges
If you have a high deductible insurance plan, then you know it is important to ask questions about pricing, value and out-of-pocket expenses. Be sure to ask how many bills you will receive. Many hospital-based centers will send two or even three separate bills for technical, professional and facility fees. At Open MRI & Imaging of Asheville, you will receive just one bill that is all-inclusive, with no hidden charges.
We provide all patients with a Good Faith Estimate that includes individual patient details based on your insurance plan and the study being performed. This estimate takes into account your insurance coverage, deductible and copay or coinsurance.
High-quality imaging is a promise we make to our patients and our referring physicians. We use state-of-the-art equipment that is accredited by the American College of Radiology. Our expert team includes onsite, board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologists and registered technologists.
All radiologists are board certified
All technologists are registered and certified in each of their respective modalities
All imaging equipment is evaluated annually by an independent medical physicist
We are network of nine statewide locations offering same-day and next-day appointments, weekend and evening hours to allow for convenient access to our high-quality imaging services. We are not part of a hospital system with complex navigation and large parking decks; we are freestanding facilities and provide easy, front door parking. Your experience with us will be safe and efficient with minimal waiting and no worries about being rescheduled in order to accommodate urgent or ER cases.
If your healthcare provider orders an MRI, CT Scan, Ultrasound, or X-ray, you have a choice where your test is performed. Choosing a North Carolina Diagnostic Imaging facility can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
We will be happy to deliver a no-commitment price estimate (no appointment necessary) based on your current insurance plan. Even if you don’t have insurance, our staff can quickly provide you with self-pay pricing options.
Requests received before 4 pm, Monday through Friday, will receive a same-day response. Requests received after 4 pm, on weekends or holidays will receive a response the next business day.
Whether you're using insurance or paying on your own, make sure you call us for an accurate price quote at 855-663-9166.
To help pay the out-of-pocket expenses that are due at the time of service, we are pleased to offer a variety of flexible and convenient payment solutions. We are dedicated to helping you through the billing process. Together, we can ensure that your experience is as easy as possible allowing you to focus on getting healthy. If you have questions related to your bill or insurance, please contact a patient account representative at 877-442-2988.
Thank you for your interest in paying your bill with North Carolina Diagnostic Imaging. Multiple options make paying your bill quick and easy - select the one that works best for you.
Send a one-time payment or scheduled payments from the bank account you choose.
See a front desk representative at the time of service and pay with one of these methods:
Cash or check
Debit or credit card
Healthcare credit card, ex. ClearBalance and CareCredit
Open MRI & Imaging of Asheville is conveniently located on Biltmore Avenue in Asheville, NC, just south of Mission Hospital. Offering MRI, CT, X-ray and Arthrograms, we have provided diagnostic imaging services to the community for over 20 years. Easy parking and hands on assistance from the moment our patients walk through the door are just a few of the advantages Open MRI & Imaging of Asheville offers. We know time is important to you so we offer same day appointments for most services as well as evening and weekend hours for MRI appointments. There is complimentary WiFi and coffee for your comfort and convenience. We can retrieve prior records for study comparisons from many hospitals in North Carolina and offer online results to your physician within 24 hours of your test.
We utilize state-of-the-art equipment, including our new 3T GE Pioneer MRI. We offer two large bore MRIs for claustrophobic patients to help ease anxiety and complete the exam with ease. Open MRI & Imaging of Asheville is an ACR accredited facility and all exams are performed by a registered technologist. All images are read by a board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologist which is included in the cost of the study! The cost of our radiology exams are approximately 40-60% less than the hospitals.
Our operations manager is Diane Miller and marketing manager is Justin Davis.
We are devoted to community outreach and education to help those with imaging needs learn about our low rate offerings and speedy appointment availability.
Our radiologists are all board-certified, having successfully completed rigorous education and training standards. Many of our radiologists are fellowship trained in specialty areas, including breast imaging, cardiovascular imaging, computed tomography (CT), interventional radiology, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), musculoskeletal, neuroradiology, neurointerventional, nuclear medicine and pediatric radiology. North Carolina Diagnostic Imaging’s skilled and experienced radiologists offer patients and referring physicians the best in medical imaging.
Duke University School of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
The American Board of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)
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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE | Monday, October 25, 2021
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE
Monday, October 25, 2021
We are open and accepting patients for all studies, including routine and elective exams. In accordance with CDC and American College of Radiology recommendations, we continue to exercise caution in patient screening and masking. Please contact our radiology team with any questions; we are happy to discuss your patient’s care.
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak we continue practicing enhanced screening, cleaning protocols and social distancing at all of our centers.
The health of our patients and staff is our highest priority. Our waiting rooms are spaced to keep patients six feet apart and we ensure all rooms and equipment are cleaned before each exam.
All scheduled patients will be screened during appointment confirmation calls.
All scheduled patients will also be screened at their time of check-in.
Please let us know if you have a cough, fever and/or shortness of breath or if you have been in close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in the past 10 days. You will be imaged with special procedures to limit your time in the center.
No walk-in patients.
No visitor or companion may come in the center, except to accompany a minor.
Caregivers may assist patients entering the center and then leave during the exam.
North Carolina Diagnostic Imaging complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. North Carolina Diagnostic Imaging does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
North Carolina Diagnostic Imaging:
Provide free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
Provide free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
If you need interpreter services, please call the center you are scheduled to be seen at. A list of our centers can be found here.
If you believe that North Carolina Diagnostic Imaging has not provided these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:
Section 1557 coordinator
3480 Preston Ridge Road, Ste 600
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Telephone: (877) 780-1378
Fax: (678) 992-7558
You may file a grievance by mail or in person at the facility where care was provided. If you need help filing a grievance, call (877) 780-1378.
You may also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available online at ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)
Complaint forms are available at hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html